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Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:35 pm

I have heard this rumour too. I heard the Missile has been sold and they are removing the Log Flume. The entrance fee for 2005 will be 7.99 for adults.
i just cant believe it
 
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Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:13 pm

I have a feeling that Screamscape have managed to come across TTF's AA news... But maybe I'm a little jealous and over protective! Remember - we had it here first ;).

I don't think a reply to that previous letter is enpugh to clear the air, I'm thinking informal chat with the guy might be of service? Ha - slanging match ahoy! Maybe I should try and find out who's the head of the local community concerning American Adventure, we could arrange a meeting to discuss the issues that MAY be occuring. It wouldn't be good for us if the rides were removed- they're the only draw the park has! Not that AA does a lot does a lot for the local economy anyway...

This had so not better be true, it's a sad state of affairs if it is!
 
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Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:20 pm

WOuld I be speaking too soon if I say RIP AA?

I had some fantastic times in that park - from getting lost down an extremely long fire route leading from the kids indoor playground (they really shouldnt leave fire doors open, and they should really have security cams down there.... I was only 5!), and getting scared by the sounds of gunfire during the shootouts. I was also amazed by the site of The MIssile when I was a kid, although I never got a chance to ride it.

If the park loses this ride, its their greatest asset, will be sorely missed!
 
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Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:20 pm

I don't think a reply to that previous letter is enpugh to clear the air, I'm thinking informal chat with the guy might be of service? Ha - slanging match ahoy! Maybe I should try and find out who's the head of the local community concerning American Adventure, we could arrange a meeting to discuss the issues that MAY be occuring. It wouldn't be good for us if the rides were removed- they're the only draw the park has! Not that AA does a lot does a lot for the local economy anyway...

Maybe we should offer to interview him as a TTF exclusive? :wink:

Have you managed to take a stroll around the park perimeter yet Sarah? If those rides are going before this season then they would be well into dismantling them by now - the park opens in 5 weeks time! Indeed, surely the local 'bush telegraph' would have reported on something like the Missile being dismantled.

Other than that, the first clues for the 2005 season will be on the website (still 'coming soon') and in the publicity leaflet, which hasn't appeared at our local Tourist Info yet (checked at lunchtime!).

I still think that is only a rumour and that it may have it's origins in this discussion. I've said it before and I'll say it again, whilst I would rather see the park turn into a top-notch thrill park (as I think all here would), I would also rather see it open as a value for money family park (with the right investment) than as a closed down park....
 
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Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:39 pm

I would rather see it stay as it is than lose rides.

If I can I'll try and go by there this weekend as i run up from Brum to Chesterfield
 
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Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:14 pm

Hey Guys,

Im calling for your help!

I am in the middle of creating an RCT2 recreation of AA, it looks quite good at the mo with lots of detail. When i've finished it I am going to make another version of what the park could look like.

Anyway........I am currently working on the old park entrance to the park, however seen as it has been such a long time that I went throught that entrance I cannot remember how it looks between the gates down to the waterfront. So all of the entrance including the brown bridge and the New Orleans Mall is totally out of my memory from around 1995.

If anyone can provide me with any pictures of the mall or the entrance area, especially any old park maps that shows detail of the entrance and the waterfront please can you post them on here or e-mail me at [email protected].

Cheers,

Regards,

Darren Hosker
 
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Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:20 pm

well if i remember isnt it just (uneven) steps going down towards the bridge? :?
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Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:09 pm

There was a small round band stand that some bears used to play instruments on. There were shops on the left and rightin the shape of a letter c, after that its unclear
 
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Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:16 pm

From the shops at the entrance you crossed a wooden bridge that spanned over a small pond, and then down either a set of steps that led directly to the entrance of the Mall, or down a curved path which led down to the entrance of Aztec Kingdom, or down under the big covered bridge from the mall to Aztec. (I think)
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Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:59 am

I live right near Shipley park, which surrounds the park. You walk up this hill and BAM suddenly the skycoaster appears, followed by the Missile. There's been nothing in the papers, and the press like AA because it upsets locals and makes interesting news! If it were true they would have a been something in the press or on BBC east midlands
Argh! REVISION
 
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Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:42 pm

"Sarah-TTF" wrote:
I have a feeling that Screamscape have managed to come across TTF's AA news... But maybe I'm a little jealous and over protective! Remember - we had it here first ;).

I don't think a reply to that previous letter is enpugh to clear the air, I'm thinking informal chat with the guy might be of service? Ha - slanging match ahoy! Maybe I should try and find out who's the head of the local community concerning American Adventure, we could arrange a meeting to discuss the issues that MAY be occuring. It wouldn't be good for us if the rides were removed- they're the only draw the park has! Not that AA does a lot does a lot for the local economy anyway...

This had so not better be true, it's a sad state of affairs if it is!

Im pretty sure it's to do with that sign Saz.

Apart from there being the obvious 'Amercian' typo, aswell as two areas named Alamo - Nightmare Niagara and Missile are missing - what kind of parks would miss two of its key rides? Surely even American Adventure are not that stupid!
 
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Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:24 pm

what sign is this Just a Quickie!? :?
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Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:00 pm

oh rite, i see the american typo but i dont see the missile or nightmare niagra missing :?
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Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:40 pm

http://www.freewebs.com/angels_whisper/35.jpg

On the ride lists themselves, next to the open/closed tags... there is not one for the Missile or Nightmare Niagara!?
 
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Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:21 pm

lol man, what errors lol
 
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Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:57 pm

"spark" wrote:
lol man, what errors lol


Oh I dont know, maybe the park are removing their two flagship rides, renaming Aztec Kingdom Alamo and renaming the park Amercian Adventure.

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Yeah, it might happen. And monkeys might fly out of my butt.
 
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Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:56 pm

Well seeing as this sign was added last season, when the two rides were not only operational but the main rides for each area, they were more than likely at the top of the lists........therefore out of shot! They're on there, you just cant see them in that picture.
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Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:01 pm

actually yea i think your right hj1984, there is definatly more writing above as you can see from the angle the photo was taken :D :D
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Sazzle

Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:52 pm

Well I went for a snoop yesterday, and no rides have started beign dismantled, the Pirate Ship is back on it's supports, RMT has received a lick of paint (allbeit a tacky one - red and yellow alternating supports) and there were staff milling all over the place in preparation for the new season.

The mini JCBs have been removed (whether they're in storage or not I don't know), the Wagon Wheel cabins are removed from the wheel, the balloons are in maintenance as far as I could tell - the seating part was being stored outside on the maintenance car park.

The Missile's grey spine track is now the disgusting near-white colour of Oblivion.. Shame, Nightmare Niagara looks as if it could have had a lick of dark green paint, there were men apparently shimmying up Skycoaster - maintenance I expect.

Some kind of steel work was being erected near the Santa Anna Halt (station closest to the new entrance).

Four planning permission applications are currently on Reception doors - all for 9am-10pm entertainment licenses in Lazy Lils, Frisco Wharf Restaurant, New England Saloon and one *American Adventure Theme Park*. I have images of all 4, no idea when I'll upload them though.

Don't they have to give some kind of notice of demolition?

I also have images of the old Krypton Factor site, for whoever asked me to get them.

Phew.. Long post!

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